Arts and Crafts with Creativity for Kids

When I had my baby boy, we had a mother’s helper come in a couple of times a week to play with my daughters. It gave me some time to rest and have quiet time with the new baby and gave the girls a chance to have fun with a teenager they adored. I bought a lot of arts and crafts for them to do those afternoons and in the process started a bit of a tradition.  We now have girls’ day every few weeks when we spend a few hours doing a fun craft together. It’s always fun because we all love crafts and it’s wonderful bonding time too.

A couple of weeks ago, the girls invited some friends over and we worked on this little gnome garden:

Arts and Crafts Garden Gnome


It’s so cute!! The kit came with everything we needed, so I didn’t have to figure out a craft and then buy everything myself. I’m all about finding ways to make my life a little easier these days.

Arts and Crafts Gnome Garden


The girls worked on the garden together and had a great time.  They painted the toadstools and had so much fun arranging the little gnomes and garden pieces themselves.


Arts and Crafts Gnome Garden


They want to keep it on the screened porch for now and are already planning to make another for their friends (sisters) to take home. Here’s the final product:


Arts and Crafts Gnome Garden


Another favorite arts and crafts kit that the girls love is the Tile Art Necklace Kit:

Arts and Crafts Tile Art Necklaces


The Tile Art Necklace Kit is definitely a hit with my girls. I was worried that they wouldn’t be able to put jewelry together, but the kit made it really easy.

Arts and Crafts Tile Art Necklaces


The girls just chose their favorite patterned paper and traced, then cut out a square piece of it. They glued the paper to a tile and the glued a ribbon around the edge.


Arts and Crafts Tile Art Necklaces


Then they each stuck a little self-adhesive gemstone on the front and we glued the hangers on the back and let everything dry. Once finished, the girls strung their brand new necklaces on the cords. They turned out really well:


Arts and Crafts Tile Art Necklaces


We’re planning to work on the Deluxe Glitter Art Kit next weekend and are already looking forward to it!  


Arts and Crafts Deluxe Glitter Art


Add some sparkle, shine and shimmer to all of your craft projects. This deluxe art set includes an array of glitter glue, shaker-top glitter pots, glitter stickers, glitter paper, gift tags, envelopes, greeting cards, craft glue, trinket boxes and more. This is a perfect craft activity for parties, holiday projects and seasonal crafting.


I love that I can spend quality time having fun with the girls doing something I know that they’ll love. With the Creativity for Kids crafts kits, everything is included so the planning is done, we’re just left with the fun! We’ll definitely be doing a lot more of these in the future.  



Two lucky A Helicopter Mom readers will win their own fun craft kit from Creativity for Kids!  Enter in the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!  :)

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I received sample products as part of a promotional program with Faber-Castell and MomSelect. All opinions are my own.



  1. Carolyn Ann Colley (Griffith, Smith) says:

    I would like to win it for my grandchildren.

  2. my little boy would LOVE the seashell beach buddies kit!! I’d love to get that for him :) *fingers crossed*

  3. I was unable to enter the $50 Amazon giveaway you linked to because it ended like 2 weeks ago, so I never had a shot. I went ahead and took the entries though because this was thru no fault of my own. If that is not OK for some reason, please disregard my entries.

  4. Janet W. says:

    That is the cutest little Gnome garden! My grandson would love to create that with me!

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